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Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Directory traversal vulnerability in the WifiHs20UtilityService on the Samsung S6 Edge LRX22G.G925VVRU1AOE2 allows remote attackers to overwrite or create arbitrary files as the system-level user via a .. (dot dot) in the name of a file, compressed into a zipped file named, and downloaded to /sdcard/Download.

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CWE-22 - Path Traversal

Path traversal (or directory traversal), is a vulnerability that allows malicious users to traverse the server's root directory, gaining access to arbitrary files and folders such as application code & data, back-end credentials, and sensitive operating system files. In the worst-case scenario, an attacker could potentially execute arbitrary files on the server, resulting in a denial of service attack. Such an exploit may severely impact the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of an application.


Advisory Timeline

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